Health & Safety

September 13, 2012

What Can Family Child Care Do For You?

Family Child Care is regular, routine childcare provided to children four weeks to 12 years of age in the home of the provider when the care exceeds 10 hours per week on a regular basis. Childcare in government housing is authorized only by Army Regulation 608-10, through registration with Child, Youth & School Services in the FCC Program. FCC providers are private contractors operating a childcare business in their home. Providers are identified in the housing areas by a rainbow window placard and a FCC flag in their yard.

The process to become a FCC provider is free. The first step is to fill out an application in the FCC office. Once background checks have been processed you will attend the FCC certification classes. You will attend CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse, United States Department of Agriculture, and more. Your home will be inspected by Fire, Safety, Preventive Medicine, USDA and the FCC office to ensure you have met the requirements for certification.

Once you are certified, your home will be insured by the Army under the Risk Insurance Management Plan program. Children are referred to your home by Parent Central Services ensuring each child has the proper paperwork to participate in your FCC program. Parents pay their fees to you directly, along with eligibility to participate in the FCC subsidy program.

As a FCC provider, you are building a career in the childcare field. All of the training received here at Fort Irwin will transfer with you to your next duty station, where you fill out a new application and submit for new background checks.

The program offers a chance for FCC providers to obtain a Child Development Associate and earn accreditation through National Association for Family Child Care, both of which are civilian organizations that will follow you into the civilian sector if you choose to leave the military.

Parents using the services of a FCC provider for childcare receive a smaller group environment in a home setting. Providers may provide care for those working nights, weekends, rotations, second and third shift work, providing transportation to and from schools, etc.

Parents must register their children with CYSS at Building 109, the Reception Campus. Once registered, parents will be given a referral list, so they can interview providers and make the choice that best fits the needs of their child.

Being a FCC provider affords you the chance to remain at home with your own children while earning an income at the same time. It is the best of both worlds! And we hold provider support meetings to meet and connect with other providers.

If you are interested in becoming a FCC provider or would like to use FCC services, contact the FCC office, building 1323, or call 380-3502/2267. We will be excited to hear from you!

 




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